Micah Rodriguez brings a decade of nonprofit sector experience to support the Humanities Council’s development, communications, and grantmaking programs. As Program Coordinator, they bring their attention to detail, equity-based values, and collaborative systems thinking to bear on operations and workplace culture initiatives. Prior to joining the Council team, Micah’s work focused on supporting arts and culture organizations throughout Rhode Island. While at AS220, Micah served as Development & Grants Manager, where they co-created Brighter Worlds: Confronting Violence Through Youth-Oriented Media, an international exchange between AS220 and IZOLYATSIA, an arts organization in Kyiv, Ukraine. The American Alliance of Museums and the U.S. State Department supported the project, which brought together youth in Rhode Island and young people displaced by conflict in Ukraine to envision a bold, new world through creative expression.
Micah has a B.A. in Political Science from Rhode Island College with a self-directed minor combining politics with studio art, creative writing, and sociology. Their passion for storytelling and writing led to co-founding How it Ends Studio, a Providence-based production studio, with close friend and fellow writer Stephanie Resendes. As a team, they launched their first project, How it Ends, an immersive mystery audiodrama podcast, in 2018. How it Ends has partnered with Realm podcast network. Micah is excited to lend their background in production and project management to support the Council’s expanding engagement initiatives.
Micah is a queer Puerto Rican Providence transplant by way of New Jersey, California -with a few other detours- and has called Rhode Island home since 2006. Among many other things, Micah is an avid tabletop roleplaying game player and game master, amateur archer, and dedicated cat parent. In their free time, you can find them writing campaign sessions, reading tarot, picking up new hobbies, petting cats, and laughing at clever internet memes.